MYCAP makes headway in national search for new director



The Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership could have a new chief executive in place by mid-February.

A national search produced 44 applications, the number of which will be narrowed to about 10 via electronic interviews.

A short list of about five will be interviewed in person early in February, said John Wilson, MYCAP interim director.

Wilson is president of Progress Resources Inc., which the MYCAP board hired in November for three months for $230,000. The dual task of the team from Progress Resources, a nonprofit training and technical-assistance organization that provides consulting services to community-action agencies nationwide, was to overhaul MYCAP’s policies and procedures and to direct a search for a new executive director.

MYCAP administers 11 programs in Mahoning County to help poor and disadvantaged people. It’s budget in 2008 was about $15.6 million, virtually all of which came from state and federal grants.

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